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The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

| 47 min

This feature length documentary examines the phenomenon of the northern lights, aka the aurora borealis. Though scientists have advanced many theories in an attempt to explain it, mysteries still linger. Experience a visual panorama of animated legends and international space launches as indigenous people and scientists offer their perceptions of the wondrous northern lights.

  • director
    Alan Booth
  • cinematography
    Alan Booth
  • producer
    Lindsay Ann Cooke
    Alan Booth
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • script
    Lindsay Ann Cooke
  • sound
    Garrell Clark
    Jerry Krepakevich
    Lindsay Ann Cooke
    Dan Cross
    William R. Law
    William Butler
    Rod Crawley
  • editing
    Michel Lalonde
  • animation
    Bertrand Langlois
    Elizabeth Lewis
    François Aubry
  • re-recording
    Dino Pigat
  • narrator
    Michael Kramer
    Lydia Slabyj
  • music
    Quartet Icarus


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Ages 10 to 17

Media Education - Film and Video Production
Science - Space

After watching this film, ask students to list the different theories as to how The Northern Lights came about. Give students a choice to either write a poem or make up a legend on this topic. Read the following poem to the class about The Northern Lights as a model. For Art, students can create their own picture of The Northern Lights.

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